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Ganesh Chaturthi: Here's how the elephant-headed god came into being

Updated : 2018-09-13 18:34:30

Indian mythology is flecked with tales of gods, goddesses, demi-gods and demons; of deceitful battles and the definitive longing for power; of creation and destruction; of good and evil; of transgression and penitence.

And somewhere from the many colourful recesses and mysterious crevices of lore, comes the story of Ganesha — the one-tusked God with an elephant head. The wisest of them all, the remover of all obstacles.

How did this mighty being — globally worshiped, loved, cherished and followed— come into being? Who was he and what is his legend?

On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, we bring you the story of the birth of the Elephant God. Of the many different interpretations and anecdotes, here’s one that vibrantly describes his cult admiration.

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